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Sleep softly: Schubert, ethics and the value of dying well

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Ethical discussions about medical treatment for seriously ill babies or children often focus on the ‘value of life’ or on ‘quality of life’ and what that might mean. In this paper, I look at the other side of the coin—on the value of death, and on the quality of dying. In particular, I examine whether there is such a thing as a good way to die, for an infant or an adult, and what that means for medical care. To do that, I call on philosophy and on personal experience. However, I will also mak...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1136/medethics-2020-106937

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Merton College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3958-8633
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Name:
Wellcome Trust
Grant:
203132/Z/16/Z
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
Journal of Medical Ethics More from this journal
Volume:
47
Issue:
4
Pages:
218–224
Publication date:
2020-11-27
Acceptance date:
2020-10-25
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EISSN:
1473-4257
ISSN:
0306-6800
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1140310
Local pid:
pubs:1140310
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2020-11-03

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